An exceptional contemporary house built to A rated efficiency standard, discreetly set in delightful grounds of about 2.3 acres close to Cowes
The house has been designed with great attention to detail resulting in a highly energy efficient home that blends into the landscape. Constructed of conventional brick and block work with block and beam floors, high quality materials have been used throughout. Completed in 2010 the house has the benefit of a 10 year NHBC warranty. The house has exceptional energy efficiency with an A rating, derived from a multitude of energy efficient measures including triple glazing throughout, 2 foot wide cavity walls, high levels of insulation along with features including air source heat pump, solar and PV panels. Its eco credentials are further enhanced with a rain water harvesting system.
The design includes a large south facing atrium providing solar gain during the winter months whilst the mature oak tree to the front provides shade in the summer. Equally dropped eaves elsewhere on the southern elevation also provide shade during the summer months but allow the lower sun in the winter to warm the rooms. There is Welsh slate flooring throughout the ground floor with underfloor heating and solid English oak flooring on the first floor. The triple glazing has powder coated aluminium for ease of maintenance externally and timber internally.
The house is discreetly located off Pallance Road approached via a private drive leading past garages and workshops with the gardens opening to the rear with lawns, a lake, mature trees, orchards and mature woodland creating a wonderful secluded setting.
Gurnard village, with its popular sailing club, beachside café and local shops also has the well regarded Little Gloster restaurant is approximately a mile from Merrist Wood. The internationally renowned yachting centre of Cowes is within 2 miles with its high-speed passenger ferry service to Southampton, range of shops, restaurants and sailing clubs.
Accommodation Entrance atrium An impressive, light entrance. Slate floor and bespoke staircase with solid chestnut treads sourced from the trees within the grounds. Sink unit with space for washing machine and coat hanging space.
Kitchen/living room Fitted with a range of hand-built solid wooden western red cedar units with thick beech work surfaces and a range of integral appliances including oven, hob, steam oven, fridge and freezer. Multi fuel 2 oven Rayburn. A large hand built island unit provides an extensive work surface with breakfast bar. The room also incorporates a generous dining area with extensive triple aspect windows and doors , in addition to roof lighting providing a superb light living space with French doors opening to the terrace and views overlooking the grounds and woodland beyond. Walk in larder with shelving and space for additional fridge. Good range of built in cupboards including a concealed plant room with electric fuses and underfloor heating controls.
Bedroom 1 A double bedroom overlooking the gardens and pond, with access to the terrace and good range of built in cupboards.
Bathroom Featuring a superb mosaic tiled bath, mixer tap and shower attachment, a walk in shower, wash basin set within a wooden surround with built in cupboard, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 An attractive triple aspect room with largely panelled walls, French doors to the garden and wood burning stove along with a range of built in cupboards.
First Floor Sitting room Featuring a vaulted ceiling and 2 wide glass doors opening to a balcony overlooking the garden. Sloping ceilings feature numerous roof lights creating a characterful and light space enjoying views with a wood burning stove. There are a range of built in oak bookshelves, solid oak flooring extending to:
Galleried study above the kitchen/living room with a built in desk, where there are views through the canopy over the grounds.
Bedroom 3 A triple aspect room with oak flooring, built in cupboards and views.
Bathroom en suite with bath with mixer tap and separate shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Outside Garage/workshops provides 2 adjoining garages of block built construction with cavity walls and Welsh slate roof, power and lighting and concrete flooring with an adjoining work room fitted with a kitchenette, including hob and sink and tiled flooring, ideal for a home office or with potential for ancillary accommodation.
Additional timber framed carport. To the rear of the house is a partially covered wooden decked terrace overlooking the gardens. There are various garden stores as well as a spring fed pond combined with the mature woodland attracts an array of wildlife. There are 2 orchards, one with mature trees and a younger orchard planted with apple, pear and cherry in addition to the established greengage trees. The grounds extend into an area of mature woodland including some fantastic beech and sweet chestnut trees and with a seating area overlooking an area populated with bluebells in the spring.
Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Air source heat pump, solar panels on the house providing hot water and 2.1 kilowatt PV system on the garage roof.
Postcode PO31 8LW
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard.
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